Updated: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:15:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
God complex: Religious controversies of the stars

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A man renowned for his incurable case of foot-in-mouth disease, there are few people in the world that Mel Gibson hasn't offended or claimed a hatred for. Heck, we bet he'd even insult a puppy if it looked at him the wrong way, which is why we were somewhat unsurprised when he offended most of the Jewish community with The Passion of the Christ. We'll spare you the scripture lesson, but instead round-up the reaction to the film as being one of outrage for its anti-Semitic portrayal of the Passion. As the Anti-Defamation League stated, "The Passion of the Christ retains a real potential for undermining the repudiation of classical Christian anti-Semitism by the churches in the last forty years." Moral of the story: Mel Gibson and dogma don't mix.

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